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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 61,852 People

    I'll be a senior in high school in September

    and over the course of my high school year, I've experience 4 of my friends who have committed suicide, resulting in me going through depression and wanting to off myself as well. But I'm trying to stay strong for them because I know it's what they would want me to do. I'm...
    briannahope briannahope 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    tatterdremains tatterdremains 13-15, M 2 Responses 24 mins ago

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    JoannaBe JoannaBe 36-40, F 18 Responses Mar 18

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    I won't talk about what brought on depression

    for me , because that's something I don't want to relive , if only in my mind . I've never been true happy , though in October I had something happen and my life went downhill from there . I stopped talking to people , I lost friends , and I stopped doing what I loved . I didn't...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have been battling depression

    since around in February. It's hard sometimes. Especially when you don't have anyone to help you the way there. I take anti-depressants. But sometimes they don't work. I get through it with music. That helps me 24/7. If it wasn't for skillet, I would be dead.
    Emilygrace238 Emilygrace238 13-15, F 1 Response 47 mins ago

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    summerbeams summerbeams 18-21, F 30 Responses Jun 12

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say

    I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my life with a few breaks in between when things got better,I relate to this so well.Especially during the darkest time of my life not so long ago...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 14 Responses May 4, 2013

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    Gold2gold Gold2gold 18-21, M 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Depression:The Misunderstood Illness

    uhhhhhhhh i dont really have a story haha but ill try im 26 and i feel like im 90 i feel like ive lived too long up until the fall of 2002 i was pretty happy and social and was picked on quite a bit in high school and never stood up for myself really i was a punching bag and a...
    bv1986 bv1986 26-30, M 35 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 30 Responses Jul 3

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    Now I'm tring to get back to school,

    but I have financial problem. I have short time to find this amount and this cuz stress. I know this is my last chance to get back to school in the US. This is where I belong I was in the US for 4 years and I joined to a fraternity in NY. I'm not from US and the only way to get...
    Arobi Arobi 31-35, M 22 hrs ago

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    Hey everyone. I want to just put this message

    out there. Many of us, including myself, have been helped by this site and some of the wonderful people who are a part of it. But there's still a lot of people who are still hurting. If you're like me, you want to help. The question is, how? Well, here's your answer...
    cyndercrys cyndercrys 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I give of myself to you.

    I believe in what you do.I wrap my wings around you to protect you,and give you the strength to go forth on your journey.May your path be Blessed and full of joy.Because I believe in you for who you are."I HAVE A DREAM FOR I AM BOBBIE JEAN"
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 6 hrs ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 26-30, F 16 Responses May 27

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    I'm feeling pretty alone right now.

    . My best friend of 2 1/2 years is no longer talking to me anymore. I'm sick and tired of taking medicine and then pretending like everything is ok... I just want to end it all right now.
    noelleee noelleee 16-17, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    message me if you want to talk,

    or text my other #, 336-565-6910, clinical depression victim here
    hunnuhh hunnuhh 13-15, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I stopped taking my meds

    after my therapist offended me. I just finished the bottle because I already spent money on the stupid prescription. Who knows whether it was helping. After a while I had to make a conscious effort to get over my depression and anxiety, or at least to be in control of it. I don...
    NoMoreTearsToni NoMoreTearsToni 18-21, F 6 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Fighting Depression On Daily Basis

    Keep up !!! Move some energy around!!! Live style!!!   I was born depressed. I didn't knew that in the beginning, but there was always something. Today, I know I wasn't so happy then. I used to think that I am but I was not. I was living in my own world alone - detached and...
    Bolek Bolek 41-45, M 9 Responses May 24, 2012

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    tatterdremains tatterdremains 13-15, M 2 Responses 25 mins ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    So I had a really rough time between September

    and March or so, but I've been doing so much better lately and not letting things get to me. Then yesterday, I had a really bad afternoon, bad enough that when I got home, I sat in my car and cried for ten minutes before I could even get out. Went out with family last night, had...
    Env06 Env06 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Ugh I was doing good

    but now im getting bad again and not talking to anyone 👌gn
    Hailey2524 Hailey2524 13-15, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    it's ****** up how you can have the best 2-3

    weeks without feeling like this.. then it all just comes back.. all I can do right now is cry. wanting to cut, but I can't! I literally hate my life! 😞😔🔫
    imworthless0 imworthless0 16-17, F 8 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 18 Responses Feb 14

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    Well I'm supposed to get a referral to a

    psychiatrist on Tuesday :) The one friend I've got says he's glad and he hopes it will help me get my life back on track. Here's hoping I can get some motivation! Stay strong my friends :)
    Holdontothefire Holdontothefire 18-21, M 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    This Is For You.

    This is for you. I'm sorry you got bullied for being gay. I'm sorry your parents kicked you out for being a lesbian. I'm sorry you were raped as a little girl. I'm sorry your dad left you and your mom with nothing. I'm sorry you get bullied every day. I'm sorry you have no...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    Serious question, does depression ever end?

    Because when you feel like this all the time, then you have no objection but to think that this is what your future looks like.
    BethHawkins BethHawkins 13-15, F 6 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    There will be days when I'm feeling awesome

    and motivated and then all of a sudden I'm feeling terrible. I hate it!
    ksgirl11 ksgirl11 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Tonight, I'm feeling lonely,

    rejected, anxious, and really really depressed. I regret everything I do. I'm not motivated to apply for any more jobs, or go to the gym, or even leave my bedroom. My 4 different medications are giving me frustrating side effects. I feel like everybody in world will eventually...
    elauer elauer 22-25, F 7 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    tatterdremains tatterdremains 13-15, M 4 Responses 34 mins ago

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    Neil Lennon once said "It's a bit like walking

    don a long, dark corridor, never knowing when the light will go on". Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will tear me apart. Have you every felt like you don't know what is going on anymore? Like you don't care about anything anymore? You get confused about your...
    Camiracundus Camiracundus 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 22 Responses Jul 7

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    "It will be easy and fast,

    to change deeply ingrained, largely negative, thought processes and patterns. " .... said no one. ..ever.
    lady2089 lady2089 22-25, F 2 Responses 50 mins ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 78 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Did You Hurt Yourself?

                Someone has told me. " When you were harmed, I recommend you try….Try to pick a stone and Carry it and squeeze It! Squeeze it! Squeeze it tightly!  And then he smiled and asked me " is it hurt? "             Nothing can harm you, except you harm...
    FreakTurtle FreakTurtle 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 30 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 36 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Your to busy to notice me,

    to see the pain I'm in
    tatterdremains tatterdremains 13-15, M 1 Response 35 mins ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I haven't been on experience project in a while.

    I really miss it and the people I have met who have talked to me when I needed it and I'd like to thank each and every one of them. I still am in an intense battle with depression that has resulted in anger towards myself. I don't know what it is but it's hard to deal with. If...
    Jrivs Jrivs 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 39 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I'm just about done. Every word

    that i'm hearing from her is a cut deeper into every cut i've already made.
    MysteriousAddiction MysteriousAddiction 16-17, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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